Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, Kaunas

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Learn about traditional rural life in Lithuania at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum. Stretching 175 hectares (432 acres), it is one of the largest museums of its type in Europe and explores the four main ethnographic regions of the country: Aukštaitija, Samogitia, Dzūkija, and Suvalkija. There are about 140 buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries grouped into farmsteads, villages, and towns. Inside, the restored interiors and furnishings reflect the popular styles of the time from different social classes. Once you've finished visiting the houses, stroll among the beehives, wells, flower gardens, orchards, and monuments for further insights into the way people lived here. You can approach staff with any questions about Lithuanian customs and culture. You will have to walk a significant distance to experience all the museum has to offer, so wear sensible shoes. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum and many more Kaunas attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kaunas online trip itinerary planner .
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  • Untouched nature, picturesque and spectacular Museum. Authentic landscape! In autumn, the view is breathtaking. Tickets cost 4 euros per person, reduced to 2 for students. Absolutely recommended!
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  • The museum is an open air collection of old buildings, farmhouses, granaries, etc from five regions of Lithuania including homes of poor people and richer people from each region so you can contrast t...  more »
  • In Kaunas looked like or we the only Dutch were. In this rustic and spacious open air museum that pretty quiet at lay in the postseason, we were suddenly in the afternoon surrounded by whole hordes of compatriots. We Dutch are fond of open air museums, we come from one big open-air museum. A peaceful getaway, a reconstructed village with in the area bedoeninkjes, very nice primitive farmers located in nature. Very little is understandable explanation. The ladies who you meet on the farmers speak none of them erfje a word across the border. At the entrance you can get a bike (well, old barrel) hire but please be advised that the parking attendant that they rented two euros per hour. That runs in the paper if you are on a beautiful sunny day an hour or five with a few bikes have rondgepeddeld.
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